Mykonos’ airport has been completely renovated and is ready to welcome visitors to the Greek cosmopolitan island once again.
The €25 million renovation, carried out by Fraport Greece, was inspired by the Aegean “pigeon houses” and samplings from popular Aegean architecture, while the design approach combines the traditions of Mykonos with its modern side.
Alexander Zinell, CEO of Fraport Greece, stated: “We are particularly proud of the architectural design of the new Mykonos Airport, which combines the vision of the company with the unique features of the Myconian lifestyle.”
The redevelopment of the Mykonos airport included:
- Extension of a total area of 2,000 square meters (21,527.82 square feet) to the northern side of the existing building which has the airport’s new arrivals area
- Expansion of the existing building by another 500 square meters (5,381.96 square feet), creating more gates
- Complete re-modeling and refurbishment of all airport areas
- New retail and food/beverage areas
- Complete refurbishment of the existing sanitary facilities
- Creation of two new VIP lounges
- Installation of a new automated luggage handling system
- Redesigning of the entire curbside area.
Mykonos joins another 13 Greek regional airports renovated
In addition to Mykonos airport, Fraport Greece renovated 13 more regional airports, providing new services, greater comfort, and more amenities to Greek and international travelers.
Fraport Greece launched the airport development program in April 2017, in tandem with the start-up of its concession for managing eleven island and three mainland airports across the country.
The company said in February it has concluded the last of the construction works for the 14 airports – well ahead of the April 2021 contractual deadline.
Construction projects were completed first at the airports of Zakynthos, Chania (Crete) and Kavala.
Also on the mainland, Aktion Airport’s terminal had a complete overhaul and a 2,500 square meter (26,909.78- foot) expansion.
On the island of Samos, the airport terminal was modernized and expanded by over 1,500 square meters (16,145.87 square feet) – with plenty of room for more check-in counters, departure gates, security checkpoints, and other services.
At Skiathos Airport, the terminal has also been completely refurbished and enlarged by nearly 2,200 square meters (23,680.6 square feet).
Odysseas Elytis Airport in Mytilene features a new terminal with over 7,100 square meters (76,423.76 square feet) of space.
Similarly, the new terminal at Kefalonia Anna Pollatou Airport offers some 10,700 square meters (115,173.84 square feet) of space for passenger comfort.
On Rhodes, the airport has also been upgraded to offer world-class services.
Similarly, in the second quarter of 2020 Corfu’s Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport opened a new terminal with nearly 10,400 square meters (111,944.67 square feet) of space.
The remaining construction works continued to progress at three airports: on the islands of Kos and Santorini, as well on the mainland, at Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport.
Final construction works were completed at Makedonia, the largest airport in Fraport Greece’s portfolio. This €100 million development has created a new terminal complex to rival Europe’s larger airports.
The new terminal is linked via skyway bridges to the existing terminal, which was redesigned – thus doubling the amount of terminal space available.
Marking the official completion of the construction program, Fraport Greece CEO Alexander Zinell, said: “The completion of this emblematic, €440-million construction program on the dawn of 2021 fills me with pride and optimism.
“Our upgrading of the 14 regional airports during the last four years has given Greece 14 new, passenger-friendly airports. These airports will serve as a catalyst for re-starting the vital Greek tourist industry.”